Set-up Date, Time, Location:
American Legion – Columbus
2263 3rd Ave, Columbus, NE 68601
Thursday, December 8th | 2:00 PM 7:00 PM
The value of the tree and prizes are required to be valued at a minimum of $500. The higher the value, the more attention your tree will likely get!
Tree spaces are 7×7 feet. Everything must fit in this designated area. All trees must be artificial (no real trees). Trees have to be a minimum height of 3 feet, and maximum height is 8 feet. Trees that are between 3-5 feet need to be elevated to be visible. Trees must be secured and be free-standing.
Trees should have a tree skirt, topper, and lights are recommended. If trees are lit, the lights must be LED lighting, and sponsor must supply a power cord (25 foot) that meets electrical code.
Sponsor must supply all setup accessories – including but not limited to: wire, tape, decorations, hangers, wire ties, etc. No screws, nails, etc. Please take all packaging and boxes with you after setup hours.
Loose glitter, confetti, and artificial snow are not allowed. Spraying or hot gluing on-site is not permitted.
You can decorate your tree prior to event, wrap it in plastic wrap, and bring to the Legion to eliminate setup time.
If any item that is displayed is not included with the tree, it must be clearly marked as such. Any item not marked will be considered part of the tree package and given to the winner.
Remember to bring a step-stool or a ladder if the size of your tree will require one.
You will be directed to the approximate location for setup upon arrival. Depending on the size of your tree, a table may or may not be used. The Festival reserves the right to move your tree to enhance the overall display.
Thursday, December 8th
2 PM – 7 PM
All trees must be set up by 7 PM on Thursday, December 8th or the business forfeits its ability to participate. No raffle prize will be awarded on behalf of the business in the event no tree is displayed. However, the business will still be responsible for providing a $500 payment to Rival Design.
Space is available on a first come, first committed basis. The Festival reserves the right to move trees as needed.
Items of value such as gift certificates, cash, or tickets should be given to a Festival of Tree Member upon
check-in. Place non-value copies on the tree and the originals will be given only to the winners. Other ornaments or items of value should be wired to your tree.
We are not responsible for loss or damage to any trees, prizes, or displays.